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A Visit to Camp Kelowa and Singing Trail

Published 1935/1936

Description: Camp Kelowa and Camp Singing Trail, located in Lake Huntington, California, were camps for Jewish boys and girls directed by by Louis and Emma Blumenthal in the 1930s. Louis and Emma (nee Loewy) Blumenthal played central roles in Jewish communal life in San Francisco during the middle of the twentieth century. Louis served as executive director of the YMHA from 1924 until 1933 and then as co-founder (with Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel) and executive director of San Francisco’s Jewish Community Center from 1933 until his death in 1959. Emma Blumenthal spent 39 years as associate director of the JCC. Both Louis and Emma were engaged with issues relating to youth, camping, child health, and social work. Louis was the author of multiple books on group work and camping and served on national and regional camping organizations. This film was produced by Louis and Emma Blumenthal to provide a glimpse of life at both Camp Kelowa and Camp Singing Trail in 1936.

Source: 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm

Collection: Louis and Emma Blumenthal Papers

Call Number: BANC MSS 2010/689

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Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).

Run time 00:28:24
Producer Blumenthal, Louis H.
Production Company Blumenthal, Louis H.
Audio/Visual Sound, Black and White and Color
Language English
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape